Thanks goes out to Thomson Safaris and all its personnel that made this a trip of a lifetime. Everyone I encountered was friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. My expectations were met and then exceeded, and the quality of service was top rated.  Kilimanjaro was the ultimate physical and mental test to challenge myself with.  Being exposed to a new environment was eye-opening. The safari was like being in my own National Geographic Special and the Kilimanjaro Trek made me feel like an explorer making new discoveries. Staying in the Nyumbas was like camping in the Hiltons of tents and the food was five star quality.  I chose Thomson because of the quality of service given to the clients, the way porters are treated and the way Thomson supports the local community.  I will highly recommend taking a vacation with Thomson to my family and friends.